A Wakanda series has been set at Disney+ as part of a multi-year television deal between ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Creed’ director Ryan Coogler and the house of mouse.
Details are yet to be revealed as to what the latest in a line of Marvel series will entail or even when they plan on scheduling the series on the Utopia of Black greatness. Coogler is currently working on the ‘Black Panther’ sequel which has been hit hard by the passing of its King, Chadwick Boseman.
The deal will see Coogler and his Proximity Media with create television series for Disney+, the deal will enable Proximity to develop shows for other divisions of the Walt Disney Company as well.
“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,” said Bob Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company. “With ‘Black Panther,’ Ryan brought a groundbreaking story and iconic characters to life in a real, meaningful and memorable way, creating a watershed cultural moment. We’re thrilled to strengthen our relationship and look forward to telling more great stories with Ryan and his team.”
“It’s an honour to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company,” Coogler said. “Working with them on ‘Black Panther’ was a dream come true. As avid consumers of television, we couldn’t be happier to be launching our television business with Bob Iger, Dana Walden and all the amazing studios under the Disney umbrella.”
The ‘Black Panther’ follow-up is currently targeting a July 2022 release.